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VMware / LLDP / Gen8 not working for customer. Suggestions?

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VMware / LLDP / Gen8 not working for customer. Suggestions?

Stefan was working on a customer issue:




Have a customer with both vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 environments (Using vDS)

c7000, Gen8 blades (530FLB) and Virtual Connect. Everything updates to latest SPP + latest HP Custom VMware Images.


They are seeing that on their G7 servers, LLDP works just fine, however no info shows up on Gen8 servers.

Any points/ideas?












Reply from David:




First, ask them to change LLDP to “Listen” mode.


“Advertise” and “Both” can create performance problems



Second, you need to enable LLDP on 530FLB cards. It is not enabled by default:





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